CNN Money Ranks Coeur d’Alene Idaho Among 25 Best Places to Retire

CNN Money Ranks Coeur d’Alene Idaho Among 25 Best Places to Retire

It’s happened again!  North Idaho continues to outshine other communities in the U.S. for quality of life and economic value.  As recently as July 2010, US News and World Report ranked Post Falls, Idaho as one of the 10 Best Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement.

Now,  CNN Money gives the nod to North Idaho, ranking Coeur d’Alene #9 out of its 25 Best Places to Retire.

Money compared Coeur d’Alene against 100 communities in the United States, it’s list of  ”100 Best Small Towns“.  Each community was evaluated in seven categories:

  • Financial
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Quality of Life
  • Leisure and Culture
  • Weather
  • Meet the Neighbors

Coeur d’Alene outpaced the averages of Money’s “100 Best Small Towns” in several areas:  Auto Insurance Premiums ($1,304/year); Job Growth (30.27% from 2000 – 2010); State Income Tax Rates (Lowest 1.60, Highest 7.80%);  Median Home Price ($158,562);  Air Quality (Air Quality Index of 96% “Good” Days per year); Median Commute Time (12.6 minutes) and Annual Precipitation (26 inches per year).

Money recommends Coeur d’Alene to those who are looking for a Resort area, and cites “the 25-mile-long Lake Coeur d’Alene, plus three ski resorts” as its biggest draws.

Read the full article from Money.CNN.com about Coeur d’Alene at

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/retirement/2012/10/16/best-places-retire.moneymag/9.html

Want more information about Beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho’s premier Resort community? Visit www.RealEstate-Browser.com for an abundance of information on its history, economy and the innumerable amenities that draw thousands to live and thrive in this vibrant community.

Interested in Retiring in Coeur d’Alene?  Find out more about Coeur d’Alene area Real Estate.  Visit Bit.ly/CDAHomes4Sale.

Search all of the Coeur d’Alene Real Estate listings in one convenient location!  Visit Oetken.CDARealtySearch.com .

                                                                                   

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Posted on October 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Coeur d'Alene, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Market News, Post Falls

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North Idaho Real Estate: Market Stats for the Coeur d’Alene MLS, July 2012

North Idaho Real Estate Stats from the Coeur d’Alene MLS, January 1 – June 30 2012

We thought you would be interested to see the market stats on Residential listings. The chart above is a “Snap Shot” of all the residential listings, categorized into 9 areas served by the Coeur d’Alene Multiple Listing Service.

These are North Idaho Real Estate Stats from the Coeur d’Alene MLS, January 1 – June 30 2012

What do these statistics mean for you? How do current Real Estate Market Conditions affect your Investment Portfolio?

We’d LOVE to help you by answering your questions, providing more interpretation of these stats, or discussing our local Real Estate Market with you.

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Posted on August 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Hauser Lake, Post Falls, Residential, Silver Valley, Stats

Just Sold: Highland Golf Course area home in Post Falls, Idaho

We just sold this lovely home in the Highlands area!

Thinking of Selling? We have buyers.

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Posted on April 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Just Sold!, Our Listings, Post Falls, Post Falls, Post Falls Listings, Post Falls Listings, Search the MLS, Thinking of Selling? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

APPROVED NO HASSLE FAST CLOSE SHORT SALE! Coeur d’Alene, North Idaho Real Estate

APPROVED NO HASSLE FAST CLOSE SHORT SALE!

20 Acres & can split to 2 tens.

Tremendous valley, mountain, and Lake Newman views!

Very private and serene.

South of the Spokane River, minutes to town.

Driveway and building pad roughed in.

Bring your family and friends.

ONLY $169,000

  • numerous possible home sites,

  • treed areas,

  • rock outcroppings &

  • tremendous valley, mountain, and Lake Newman views!

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Randy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty for more information:

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BUILD YOUR CUSTOM ESTATE! Explore the length and breadth of these 20 Acres to discover their truly exquisite characteristics:

  • numerous possible home sites,

  • treed areas,

  • rock outcroppings &

  • tremendous valley, mountain, and Lake Newman views!

A very private & serene part of North Idaho, and located south of the Spokane River, minutes to I90, enabling easy commuting to both North Idaho and Spokane destinations.

A building pad is already roughed in if you desire to place your home on that particular site.

Electricity & phone available. The property was previously perc tested – just need to reapply.

Call for info about a well.

Great for horses!

Bring your family and friends or just keep it all to yourself!.

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Randy Oetken

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Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty

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Posted on March 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Acreage, Great for Horses, Great for Horses, Land, Land, Mountain Acreages, Our Listings, Post Falls, Post Falls, Post Falls Listings, Post Falls Listings, Price Reduction, Pricing, Save Money, Short Sale, Short Sale, View Property, Virtual Tour | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

JUST LISTED: Private 5BR/3BA on Lushly Landscaped .28 Acre


GARDEN OF EDEN!

5BR/3BA  +/-2522 Sq Ft
.28 Acre Corner Lot

$180,000

Relax in your personal Garden of Eden in the sunny and shady areas of this secluded .28 Acre Corner parcel with mature trees & foliage. The private back yard is profuse with colorful flowers and shrubs gracing the Covered Patio & Deck, and also boasts a Grape Arbor and Raised Garden Bed. With the Southern Exposure & Sprinkler System, this idyllic Garden Retreat almost feels like it maintains itself!

Classic & coveted interior amenities of this 2500+ sq ft Post Falls home include Main Level Master Suite & Tile Flooring. A sunny cheerfulness pervades the updated Kitchen, alight with one of a number of skylights found throughout the home; composite Sink & updated Stainless Appliances add to the convenience & appeal. An alabaster pastel palette brightens each of the homes spacious living areas. The Huge Living Room includes a Rocked Fireplace, & one of two Lower Level Family Rooms includes a Fireplace Insert. Finish the Lower Level to suit your needs and your fancy! Two Lower Level non-conforming Bedrooms might also be great spaces for an office, craft room, man-cave, play room, or whatever else you can imagine. This Post Falls home includes RV Parking & is located in a terrific neighborhood across from a Community Park.

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Posted on November 2, 2011 at 11:45 am
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: $200,000, Around $200,000, Curb Appeal, home, Idaho, Investment Properties, Kootenai County, Our Listings, Photographs, Post Falls, Post Falls Listings, Pricing, Real Estate, Save Money, Vacation or Second Homes, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Real Estate Price Reduction: Highlands Golf Course area NOW $229,900

Now $229,900

HIGHLANDS GOLF COURSE AREA
3 Bedrooms
2.5Baths
Popular Floor Plan
Gas Fireplace
3 Car Garage

 

Prestigious Highlands Golf Course area home and priced to sell quickly. Tasteful decor and great floor plan features well-equipped kitchen with Breakfast Bar. Living room Gas Fireplace, Formal Dining Room, Tile & Stone flooring. Amenities include Central Air, Alarm System & Main Level Utilities. Great curb appeal with lovely landscape, Deck, sprinkler system & Mountain view!

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Posted on August 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm
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Post Falls Area Real Estate: 2 10 Acre View Parcels

Leatherwood Estates

Leatherwood Estates

BUILD YOUR CUSTOM ESTATE IN LEATHERWOOD!
Explore the length and breadth of these 10 Acre parcels to discover their truly exquisite characteristics: numerous possible home sites, treed areas, rock outcroppings & tremendous valley, mountain, and Lake Newman views!

A very private & serene part of North Idaho, and located south of the Spokane River, minutes to I90, enabling easy commuting to both North Idaho and Spokane destinations.

A building pad is already roughed in if you desire to place your home on that particular site. Electricity & phone available. The property was previously perc tested – just need to reapply.
Call for info about a well.

Two Parcels are available. Bring your family and friends or just keep all 20 Acres to yourself! Great for horses!

Inquire about terms.

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Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm
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2011 YTD STATS: Curious About the Real Estate Market in Our Area?

Coeur d'Alene Market Review 2011 YTD Stats

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Posted on May 25, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Coeur d'Alene, Cougar Gulch, Dalton Gardens, Hayden, Idaho, Kootenai County, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Market News, Our Listings, Post Falls, Pricing, Rathdrum, Real Estate, Sandpoint, Shoshone County, Silver Valley, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

US News: Post Falls Named one of 10 Best Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement

There you have it!  USNews.com has discovered what the rest of us have known all along.  This time, Post Falls has been recognized in the Top 10 Most Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement.  Below are excerpts from the full article:

10 Best Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement

These places offer scenic views and groomed slopes at economical prices.

By Emily Brandon

Posted: July 12, 2010

…To find this and other low-cost mountain towns, U.S. News fired up our Best Places to Retire search tool. We looked for places that offer access to plenty of skiing, trails, and wildlife, while still providing affordable housing and a reasonable cost of living. We also used the Onboard Informatics data to screen for other retiree-friendly characteristics, such as access to healthcare and a low crime rate…

Few aspiring retirees have enough saved to buy a retirement home in Aspen or Lake Tahoe. But if you’re willing to look beyond the most well-known ski resorts there are mountain towns that offer scenic views and well-groomed slopes at far more affordable prices. In Salt Lake City, the host city for the 2002 winter Olympics, the average home sale price has dropped by 11.92 percent since last year. And in Bend, Ore., average housing prices decreased by a whopping 17.62 percent since 2009. Redding, Calif. and Post Falls, Idaho have also experienced recent drops in average housing prices, which could mean bargains for newcomers. …

Check out these 10 affordable places to retire in the mountains:

Blacksburg, Va.

Bend, Ore.

Boone, N.C.

Bozeman, Mont.

Burlington, Vt.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Fayetteville, Ark.

Post Falls, Idaho

Redding, Ca.

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

We have POST FALLS Listings!

Inverness Drive, Post Falls

HIGHLANDS GOLF COURSE AREA
Priced to SELL FAST!
Gas Fireplace & 3 Car Garage

Huge Home & Shop on Acreage

LARGE HOME & HUGE SHOP
on 4.5 Acres
4 Beds, 3 Baths
3240 Sq Ft


Leatherwood Estates

LEATHERWOOD LOT 1   &   LOT 2
Build your Custom Estate
Two 10 Acre Parcels available
Lake Newman, Mountain & Valley Views

Post Falls Duplex

GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY
1800 sq ft Duplex
2BR/1BA Units
Great Rental History

 

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Posted on April 14, 2011 at 3:09 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Buyers, home, Home Ownership, Idaho, Kootenai County, Market Value, Multiple Listing Service, Our Listings, Photographs, Post Falls, Post Falls Listings, Post Falls Listings, Real Estate, Save Money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ross Point Estates Duplex: Great Rental History

Posted on March 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm
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